Corel WordPerfect

Version2021(as of 9/22/2021)
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Main Features

  • Compatible with Microsoft Office formats
  • Create macros to automate work using PerfectScript or the macro development wizard
  • Utilize the advanced code system to create dynamic documents and keep track of your code easily
  • Open, edit, secure, and export PDF files with built-in PDF software

Software Overview

Screenshot of Corel WordPerfect 2021
Screenshot of Corel WordPerfect 2021

Corel WordPerfect is a word processor for Windows included with the WordPerfect Office suite. It comes with various word processing features, support for Microsoft Office formats, and powerful PDF editing and security capabilities.

WordPerfect supports various document formats, including its native .WPD format, along with Microsoft Word .DOCX and .DOC files. The application includes many features designed to make your word processing experience quick and efficient. It has many different key combination shortcuts you can use to access tools without the need to click on an icon or navigate through menus. You can also use its Macro Manager to create and implement macros for automating tasks like creating documents, editing documents, and displaying the results of calculations. WordPerfect doesn't embed macros directly into your documents, so it doesn't have issues with macros being used as viruses like Microsoft Word.

WordPerfect also supports .PDF files, which includes the PDF Form Feature, Import, Export, and Security and Archiving capabilities. You can create fillable forms by adding controls, such as text fields and dropdown lists, as well as style the appearance of the forms. You can import and export PDF documents, as well as password-protect and restrict permissions for PDFs.

Another feature that makes WordPerfect a powerful tool is its streaming code architecture. You can create your document using "codes" which are tags throughout your document that handle styling and the treatment of your data. A document that you create with codes is similar to HTML in that it is a mixture of text and code tags that affect the behavior of the text. You can manage your codes with the Reveal Codes feature, which opens in a second editing screen and displays all of the data and styles used in your document. From the editing screen, you can click on any of your data or styles to launch the style editor or data configuration window and make modifications.


WordPerfect is a great alternative to Microsoft Word for word processing, and it is a very powerful productivity tool. In fact, if you like to customize your writing experience with shortcuts and macros, WordPerfect is likely the better word processor for you.

Primary File Type

wpd icon.WPDWordPerfect Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCMMicrosoft Word Macro-enabled Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.DOTMicrosoft Word Document Template (Legacy)
.DOTMMicrosoft Word Macro-Enabled Document Template
.DOTXMicrosoft Word Template
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.TXTPlain Text File
.WCMWordPerfect Macro
.WPWordPerfect Document
.WP4WordPerfect 4 Document
.WP5WordPerfect 5 Document
.WP6WordPerfect 6 Document
.WP7WordPerfect 7 Document
.WPEWordPerfect Entrust Document
.WPFWordPerfect Form
.WPGWordPerfect Graphic
.WPKWordPerfect Macro
.WPMWordPerfect Macro File
.WPPWordPerfect Color Palette
.WPTWordPerfect Template
.WPWWordPerfect Works Document
.WRIMicrosoft Write Document
.WSDWordStar Document
.XYXYWrite Document

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.ABXWordPerfect Address Book
.CDRCorelDRAW File
.DIFData Interchange Format
.DOXMultiMate Document
.ENVWordPerfect Environment
.EQNWordPerfect Equation
.FFTFinal Form Text File
.FRMForm File
.IX2WordPerfect Address Book File
.LABWordPerfect Label Definition File
.LGCWordPerfect DTD Compiler Logic File
.MEMMacro Editor Macro
.RFTRevisable Form Text Document
.SAMAmi Pro Document
.UWLUser Word List File
.VWVolkswriter Text File
.WBKWordPerfect Workbook
.{PBCorel WordPerfect Document Index File
Updated 9/22/2021